Tiffany lighting from the Alan Schneider Collection led the sale, and several bidders were determined to triumph. A Tiffany Studios three-light Lily table lamp with favrile glass and blossom shades had an estimate of $1,200-$1,800, but sold for $8,750. Also from the Schneider Collection was an acid-etched Galle cameo glass pendant chandelier, frosted from purple to pink. It swept past its $500-$700 estimate to sell for $5,312. A Tiffany Studios Counter-Balance floor lamp stole the show. Estimated at $4,000-$6,000, it sold for $17,500.
A pair of wrought-iron garden gates became the subject of desire for more than a few collectors. The gates, complete with C-scrolls and bronze floral medallions, sold for $6,250 against an estimate of $500-$700.
California Street, San Francisco by artist Floyd Hildebrand (1896-1984) pictures the same landmark street that was home to the Schneider collection for the past 50 years. The painting sold for $3,750 against an estimate of $1,500-$2,000.
Two snowy scenes by artist Frank J. Gavencky (1888-1966) also performed well. Winter in Chicago, a familiar Midwestern scene of streets and rooftops covered in snow, sold for $17,500 against an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. The second painting, Salt Creek estimated in the $2,000-$3,000 range, sold for $12,500.
Jewelry lovers pounced on the chance to own pieces by Antonio Pineda. One set of his silver Birdcage jewelry commanded $10,625 against an estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Another popular Pineda creation was a suite of silver and obsidian jewelry with a diamond-shaped collar necklace holding faceted diamond-shaped obsidian. Although its estimate was in the $2,000-$3,000 range, it sold for $13,750.
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